The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster is going to profile cosmetic ingredient companies to help connect formulators and raw materials supply. In this edition we will profile; Farachem
Farachem was established by experienced leading technology and market specialists of Personal care and Cosmetics industries. Their team is focused on providing efficient technical solutions tailored to the customer’s needs through their reputable partnership with leading raw material manufacturers.
New Innovations For Mulifunctional Anti-Aging Products
Ursolic Acid and Oleanolic acid Na Salts
A Few Words with the Sales Director, Ehsan Zanjani
1. Can you tell us about your new product innovations?
At Farachem, our aim has always been to offer products to the industry from manufacturers who are at the forefront of innovation and care for the environment. Our manufacturing partners have specific procedures and guidelines in place to make sure that the products are developed with respect to customer safety and environmental preservation. Our Italian partner, Roelmi HPC, focuses only on innovative solutions that are found through cutting-edge technologies driven by innovation in green chemistry and by building perfect models of the circular economy. This target is being achieved by following a unique program called NIP (No impact in progress) NIP. The main objective of NIP is to drive innovation following the philosophy of respecting the environment, biodiversity preservation, and the use of sustainable sources in all the new developments.
Another Farachem partner, GfN-Selco from Germany, also pays special attention to provide raw materials that are not only highly effective but also adhere to sustainability, transparency, and natural ingredients. We also offer a number of ingredients that are multifunctional in order to give the opportunity to formulators to have a highly effective product with a shortlist of ingredients that are easier to develop by using less energy. A number of our multi-functional products could even be used for different applications.
A great example is Celus Bi Feel, an award-winning solution from ROELMI that can be used as a feeling enhancer and as a nylon alternative in skincare, toiletries, and colour cosmetics. This product could also be used for sebum regulation in skincare and haircare applications, as well as in toiletries and suncare products for boosting the SPF. (A product Leaflet and HPC article attached)
2. What should startup formulators look for when choosing multifunctional ingredients?
I think they should try to follow the " Less is More "approach. Using fewer ingredients to get to an effective and safe product both for the consumer and the environment. This approach would significantly help in reducing the cost of formulation. Also, they should pay specific attention to the background of the ingredients in terms of sustainability and select ingredients that are not involved in the food chain. Choosing the ingredients that come with complete efficacy studies not only helps in developing an effective product but also provides the marketing team with all the information they need to differentiate the product in the market.
3. Is there a good market for raw materials in Canada?
The Canadian market size is relatively small but thanks to the good reputation of the Canadian cosmetic industry and the avant-garde products that were launched in the last couple of years, Canadian-made products are well-received globally. Private label manufacturing has also experienced a lot of demand internationally due to the high quality of service and their reasonable prices that resulted from a weak Canadian currency in the last couple of years. This has resulted in a vibrant cosmetic and personal care manufacturing industry in Canada and therefore, a growing and sustainable market for raw materials, especially for innovative products.
4. How does technology help your business?
We are heavily dependent on technology in both raw materials and supply chain side. Offering the products that are developed with novel technologies in chemistry and biology would make our products more interesting to our customers. Technological advancements also enable us to build end-to-end supply chain solutions that speed up processes and avoid bottlenecks in our supply chain cycle. Better Inventory management, increased collaboration between our partners and our customers in both logistic and marketing areas, more effective order tracking and delivery are just a few examples of how we benefit from technology in different areas of our business.
5. What innovation in cosmetic ingredients do you think will take hold in 2021-2022?
We see a quick shift toward sustainability, and it would play a more significant role in the next years. Water-less formulations are on the rise and the ingredients need to adapt to this growing trend. Also, Ingredients that will be applicable in Zero Waste and waterless beauty products would see a higher demand in the years to come. The optimization of the natural ingredients by sustainable biotechnological advancements like novel bio-fermentation techniques would be another area that innovative manufacturers will put more focus on.
Canadian Cosmetic Cluster Team
Uniting Canadian Cosmetics and Bringing it to the World